Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with Foreign Minister of Morocco Nasser Bourita
On November 18, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates of the Kingdom of Morocco, at the Moroccan side’s initiative.
The ministers discussed current issues of Russian-Moroccan relations, including in light of the upcoming eighth meeting of the Joint Intergovernmental Commission on Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation, scheduled to take place in Moscow in early December.
During the exchange of views on developments in Maghreb, Sergey Lavrov reaffirmed Russia’s position of principle in favour of the settlement of the Western Sahara problems exclusively through political and diplomatic methods based on the universally recognised principles of international law. He also urged all the concerned parties to strengthen the ceasefire regime and defuse the tension that had developed in the last few days in the Guerguerat buffer zone.
The sides also exchanged views on the Libyan settlement.